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Artist: Four Horsemen

Title: Nobody Said It Was Easy

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Four Horsemen Nobody Said It Was Easy Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1991

Label: American Recordings

Catalog Number: 26561


Frank C. Starr vocals
Haggis guitar
Dave Lizmi guitar
Ben Page bass
Ken Montgomery drums


1.  Medley  
2.  Nobody Said It Was Easy  
3.  Rockin' Is Ma' Business  
4.  Tired Wings  
5.  Can't Stop Rockin'  
6.  Wanted Man  
7.  Let It Rock  
8.  Hot Head  
9.  Moonshine  
10.  Homesick Blues  
11.  Seventy-Five Again  
12.  Lookin' For Trouble  
13.  I Need a Thrill  
14.  Smethin' Good  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: olivia Date: February 8, 2001 at 1:19
this is truly one of the greatest heavy metal albums to come out of l.a. unfortunately, also one of the most underrated bands ever. they never got the credit they deserved. a truly great album.

From: Wade Date: March 9, 2001 at 9:31
This album is great. I wish this band would of made it big, oliva is right, they didn't get the credit they deserved. a true classic. I give it a 10

From: tomcat Date: May 1, 2001 at 18:05
its been awfully quiet after their second album 'pretty good...'. i love them. got to agree with olivia and wade.

From: artz Date: July 20, 2001 at 14:06
One of the best albums I have ever heard in my life!!! I am still trying to find another to replace my old one. RIP Frankie!!!

From: MOK Date: April 14, 2002 at 9:29

From: Tony Date: April 18, 2002 at 8:58
In 2002 I still play this cd and how many albums from the early 90's can you say that about? The best endorsement I can say for these guys is just that.

From: jason Date: May 21, 2002 at 18:17
No smart ass remarks from me on this one. I'm just going to say that this is ONE HELL OF A CD!! It may not have the best singer or songs or guitars and it sure as hell don't have the best producer (Fuck You! Rick Rubin!). Anyway there is something about it that just clicks with me. HEY! Let's get shit faced!

From: jason Date: June 1, 2002 at 15:17
I just got the 2nd album from these guys. It's called 'Gettin' Pretty Good...At Barely Gettin' By...'. It came out in 1996 on Magnetic Air Records. It's still southern rock like the first album but maybe not as good. A man by the name of Haggis wrote the songs on the first album and on the 2nd he was no longer around. Their lead guitarist wrote the songs for the second album and there is a difference. Someone I know got this album when it came out. Good luck finding it now.

From: rED nECK pUNK Date: July 6, 2002 at 17:29
Four Horseman! Yeah! saw 'em live with dangerous toys! real RAWK

From: Leigh Date: August 30, 2002 at 5:38
I got this album in 1992, and havn't stopped palying it since. By far the best rock album I ever heard, huge riffs, awesome drumming, and attitude throughout. I would love to have seen em live, apparently there's a live album out there somewhere, dammed if I can find it. The second album had its moments, but not a scratch on the 1st, and the original 4 track ep rocks! check out 'hard loving man' only found out recently that Frankie passed on, rip mate, you're a legend. Everyone should own this a

From: John Date: November 5, 2002 at 13:34
Pulled this album out and gave it another spin. AWESOME. RIP Frank, they don't make 'em like you anymore bud. JK

From: rob garcia Date: January 17, 2003 at 20:00
ive got 4 words to describe this guys......rock and fucking roll.superb!.

From: freddy de keyze Date: January 17, 2003 at 20:25
Enough swirling keyboards to flush the mighty toilets of pomp. AOR at it's finest! A must have!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: January 30, 2003 at 23:32
Rest in Piece: Frank starr. In Nov. 1995, while riding his Motorcycle down the Sunset Strip, a drunk driver pulled her car out in front of Frank, who had no time to avoid the collision. His bike struck her car, sending Frank flying through the air between 50-100 feet, landing on his head. Although he was wearing a helmet, he suffered massive head trauma, and was taked to Ceder-Sinai Hospital, in a coma, where he remained for some time.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: January 30, 2003 at 23:41
R.I.P. Frank cont. Frank was moved to Bay Harbor Hospital, in Torrance CA., and eventually came out of his coma. Frank was left without nearly all of his motor functions, including, walking, and talking, and remaind on life support, and a respirator. His ex-wife Kim, was informed that the doctor walked in Frank's room, and Frank had already passed away. The date was June 18th 1999. Frank is survived by his family in New York, his ex-wife, and daughter in Los Angeles. Buried in Chatsworth CA.

From: angel Date: February 3, 2003 at 15:57
Frankie Starr.MY HERO..Uncle frankie we miss you.... great CD...so talanted..a heart of GOLD..died to young..Love you forever your Princess..

From: JD Date: February 25, 2003 at 21:07
My name's Jimmy from the band Wildside. We toured with the Horsemen on our first tour for three months in 1992. They were awesome. My favorite band to watch that we ever played with. Here's a little info: Haggis was the so called 'leader' of the band. He used to be in The Cult, was friends with Rick Rubin and got the deal through him. The drimmer, Dimwit, is/was the brother of Danzig's drummer (I heard he passed away too, not confirmed). Dave, Ben and Frank were all awesome at (cont).

From: JD Date: February 25, 2003 at 21:12
what they did. (Dimwit was the drummer, not drimmer). If anyone knows if this is true, let me know. I heard he od'd. He was an awesome drummer. John Bonham reincarnated! Anyway, what a loss of a great band and cool dudes. Hope Ben and Dave are doing something. I haven't really talked to anyone involved in years. Great album with lots of cool memories!!!!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: February 26, 2003 at 1:21
JD, Dimwit suffered a lethat heroin overdose on September 27th 1994. More info. at http://elvispelvis.com/frankstarr.htm#bio

From: JD Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:29
Jason, thanks. I thought it was true, but wasn't sure. That sucks. The guy rocked!

From: pharoah Date: August 7, 2003 at 2:37
i just put up a few odd tour pics horsemen fans may get a kick outta. feel free to check em out at www.blackpower.com/pharoah

From: John Date: August 7, 2003 at 14:58
One of the best bluesy hard rock albums ever put to tape. Period. Every song is bloody brilliant.

From: Hazardous Date: August 20, 2003 at 2:05
Dimwit was from Vancouver, BC, Canada. He was well known in the punk circles. Albums he appeared on. Passed Away September 27, 1994 - Herion Overdose ALBUMS: The Pointed Sticks - Perfect Youth The Subhumans - Incorrect Thoughts The Four Horsemen - The Four Horsemen The Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It Was Easy The Subhumans - Pissed Off...With Good Reason!

From: Cindy Date: November 13, 2003 at 3:11
JD/ Wildside- saw you in St. Louis with the Horsemen- I was with Frank. What a shame to lose him so early, and Dimwit as well. I heard after Haggis left the band, Ben went next... But as long as we keep spreading the word, Frank and the guys will live on!

From: bcfifthhorseman Date: November 13, 2003 at 17:18
check out www.nobodysaiditwaseasy.com in the guestbook! possibility of a box set to be released!

From: bcfifthhorseman Date: November 13, 2003 at 17:18
check out www.nobodysaiditwaseasy.com in the guestbook! possibility of a box set to be released!

From: bcfifthhorseman Date: November 13, 2003 at 17:18
check out www.nobodysaiditwaseasy.com in the guestbook! possibility of a box set to be released!

From: bcfifthhorseman Date: November 13, 2003 at 17:18
check out www.nobodysaiditwaseasy.com in the guestbook! possibility of a box set to be released!

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From: Kryiis Karl Date: February 2, 2004 at 18:10
These dudes really rocked in the best way. To me a band The Four Horsemen would recommend today is Nashville Pussy. They are fuckin' great in every way. A mix of AC/DC riffs with a southern rock dirt taste and and punk attitude. They deliver pure rock n'roll with an attitude. And I also can't quit this page without mentionning the glorious Turbonegro, quite different but similar in some ways. There are still bands who rock with great attitude.

From: Bunny Date: February 3, 2004 at 3:14
Four Horsemen!!!...este album en particular,creo que vale la pena incluir en lo mejor de rock de todos los tiempos...si aún no lo has escuchado,busca y descubre a este en aquel entonces (1991) cuarteto ya que lamentablemente su vocalista Frank C. Starr ya descansa en paz...erbunny@telesal.net...

From: dsdr Date: February 17, 2004 at 18:51
Yes, there is a DVD in the works but it is still in 'draft' mode for lack of a better term. They want to get it out as soon as possible :-) If anyone is interested I can get more info.

From: bcfifthhorseman Date: February 24, 2004 at 1:41
It's a DVD/CD set, should be ready for distribution in about a month....lotsa rare stuff...it will definately rock!

From: H___ Date: March 12, 2004 at 18:41
Cant wait the dvd, tell me more about it....

From: John Date: March 12, 2004 at 19:39
Uh...what DVD? When, when when?

From: bcfifthhorseman Date: March 14, 2004 at 1:42
keep watching www.nobodysaiditwaseasy.com for news about the dvd/cd, it's coming soon!

From: George Angel Date: March 25, 2004 at 18:07
The only band that i have wrotte a letter back in 1992. I never meet a real hard rock bluesy sleeze street rock n roll band. Little Ceasar & Foru Horsemen are the finest sample of true Blues / Soul / Rock n Roll / Hard Rock music. Listen to them carefully and you will be amazed!!!more information to find their cds and more at wildangelfree69@hotmail.com

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From: Dan Date: March 29, 2004 at 1:30
I have hundreds of cd's and this is one of about ten that I can play front to back and know all the words to. I wish there was more of them out there. I will never get tired of this one.

From: Aaron Date: April 15, 2004 at 19:52
-Rockin is mah business -Business is good -Rockin

From: Metal Pete Date: April 27, 2004 at 15:36
Another tidbit on Haggis--He started out with Zodiac Mindwarp (bass Player) then the Cult stole him away. RIP Frankie...

From: Date: May 3, 2004 at 18:06
Someone pinched my copy of Nobody said it was easy Still one of my favorite straight ahead rock bands of all time. Saw them live about 10 years ago here in Kelowna B.C. Canada.

From: Date: May 3, 2004 at 18:06
Someone pinched my copy of Nobody said it was easy Still one of my favorite straight ahead rock bands of all time. Saw them live about 10 years ago here in Kelowna B.C. Canada.

From: Date: May 3, 2004 at 18:06
Someone pinched my copy of Nobody said it was easy Still one of my favorite straight ahead rock bands of all time. Saw them live about 10 years ago here in Kelowna B.C. Canada.

From: Date: May 25, 2004 at 5:01
how come I can't download them if they are so popular?? I love them and saw them live in Vancouver BC

From: Fizz Date: June 29, 2004 at 18:25
I can't believe I never commented on this one before. Excellent album! "Feels like '75 again," goes one song,, but this music is timeless. A near-perfect mix of straight-up hard-rock and southern/blues-rock. The track list is slightly different than my copy though. I don't have "Medley,' and the last two tracks listed here are actually combined on mine. The Fizz Picks: everything except "Tired Wings" really, but especially "Let It ROck" and "Homesick Blues."

From: Fizz Date: June 29, 2004 at 18:26
FOr t he everlasting record, you can read my full review of it, as well as a few other albums (so far, and some other cool columns at www.ddays-revenge.com ... Click on the Fizzbunker.

From: Metalhead66 Date: January 21, 2005 at 15:41
Rockin is ma Business and Business is Good!!Nuff Said!!!9/10!!

From: detective Date: January 31, 2005 at 19:02
One of my favorites from the height of the glam era. The title track ranks among THE BEST rock and roll songs ever made, without qualification. Vocal approaches: Drill seargeant holler (Rockin is ma Biz), Smooth character (Tired Wings), Sunset Strip screech (Let it Rock, Lookin for Trouble). Hard to believe but those weren't all Frankie had to offer (see Gettin Pretty Good). If not for the fuckin bike accident, we might be knee deep in great music by now. Darwin must hate rock and roll...

From: detective Date: February 10, 2005 at 18:00
Hey, does anybody know what happened to the www.nobodysiaditwaseasy.com website? I was looking forward to that DVD. WTF?

From: headbanger4life Date: February 2, 2007 at 2:47
This is what hard rock is all about. I love the bluesy, ballsy, gritty grooves that their music has. These guys are like Great White, AC/DC, Cinderella, Dangerous Toys, Tesla and Kix all rolled up into one band. A very consistant release that plays good from start to finish. Then you push the start button again.

From: Brother Cane Date: January 6, 2010 at 14:53
what can I say more, it's a masterpiece some harmonica is missing maybe Rockin'... is one of the best f. pure and simple HARD ROCK tracks ever along with some great tunes from Tora Tora (amnesia), Circus Of Power (motor), Rhino Bucket (...), Jackyl(...) ... IMHO too, AC/DC meets Lynyrd Skynyrd (hell yeah) mixed here and there with some Rhino Bucket guitar tones and Dirty looks, Kix and Dangerous Toys vocals a real pleasure to listen it time and time again for me it's still a mystery how this bluesy, southern, dirty Rock and Roll (jackyl, tesla, johhnny crash, four horsemen, nevada beach, x-sinner, junkyard, little caesar, dirty looks, dangerous toys, circus of power, ac/dc, krokus, kings of the sun, airbourne, ...) alternate so well with the finest polished classic AOR (survivor, the storm, unruly child, signal, kansas, ...) thanks God for the music !!!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 24, 2011 at 0:31
I absolutely love this disc. Pure red, white and jblue-blooded American rock 'n' roll, as dreamed up by an Englishman, a Noo Yawker, and some L.A. guys. It's that volatile combination of AC/DC andj Skynyrd that always gets thrown around, but which few bands actually embody. "I Need A Thrill" is the organ-laced, southern-rock strumming ying, and "Let It Rock" the power-chorded, screechy-voiced yang. Elsewhere, "Homesick Blues" is damn near country, and "Moonshine" has Frank talk-singing througha bullhorn with a lot of sound effects, and jstill sounds pretty cool. I've never liked "Tired Wings," just not catchy and jtoo long and jan all-around poor choice for a single, and "Wanted Man" just never really takes off. But other than that, no complaints. And man ... "Let It Rock" just cannot be played loud enough.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 19, 2016 at 22:13
In a way, you would almost think Dana Strum produced this thing, because much like Stick It To Ya, as welll as the Kik Tracee and Sister Whiskey albums he did, the songs run one right into the next with little or no pause, and the landscape is littered with sound effects. People whoop and clap at the end of the title track. The band unceremoniously drop their instruments after "Wanted Man." "Moonshine" has a shotgun blast, sirens, and a helicopter as well as other less identifiable noise, and Frank C. singing through the phone from jail (don't know if that rumor's true, but I hope it is). Nobody Said It Was Easy is in my short list of all-time greats, and like the first junkyard disc, a spiritual first cousin, occupies a permanent place on my phone. Frank goes from singing world-weary hard-luck truth on the title track, to screaming about the glorious rock 'n' roll life, praises fresh country air, looks for trouble (along with a piece of ass and a cheeseburger), croons plaintively abou

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 19, 2016 at 22:17
... about a chick he knows he shouldn't miss, and ends the affair hungover, blue and just praying for something to make him feel better. Rowdy enough to please the party monsters, yet comfortable enough to slip into light-to-medium rotation on rock radio. Loud enough to enrage the whole block, but tuneful enough to sing along. What a fuckin' gem of a record!

From: hair metal again Date: May 5, 2020 at 10:55
excellent debut(besides the ep) for THE FOUR HORSEMEN back in 91 delivering their street bluesy hard rock with a massive production and a nice feel all over the songs!the songs are remarkable and especially "rockin is my business","tired wings" and "i need a thrill/something good"!great stuff here

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